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Roush Review: Dazzling Boardwalk: I'll Drink to That!

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Have the Roaring '20s ever roared with such vibrant, violent, extravagantly entertaining life as in HBO's Boardwalk Empire? This instantly captivating period piece feels thrillingly modern as it captures with remarkable detail a chaotic time of invention and re-invention, of social progress and prosperity upstaged by the gaudy corruption and jazzy debauchery of the Prohibition era.

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Boardwalk
brilliantly marries Martin Scorsese's virtuosic cinematic eye to Terence Winter's (The Sopranos) panoramic mastery of rich character and eventful story. They romanticize Atlantic City as the Rome of a bootleg empire, where gangsters converge from Chicago and New York to traffic in illegal hooch (among other vices)... read more

HBO Orders Hemingway Film with Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen

Clive Owen, Nicole Kidman

HBO has green-lit a new film about Ernest Hemingway starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman, Deadline.com reports.

Hemingway & Gellhorn will follow the relationship between writers Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn. Owen, 45, will play the Nobel Prize-winning author and Kidman... read more

Jaleel White on Playing Steve Urkel: "I Didn't Know What the Heck I Was Doing"

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In 1989, ABC premiered the Perfect Strangers spin-off Family Matters, which featured a relatively unknown cast. Although the series focused on a middle-class African American family in Chicago, the breakout star was the Winslows' annoyingly dorky neighbor, Steve Urkel. Twenty years later, Jaleel White, who played Urkel, still looks back at the show that catapulted him into stardom with fond memories and says that, yes, people still ask him to do the famous "Urkel" voice. The 33-year-old spoke to TVGuide.com about his favorite memories from his nine seasons on the show, the first season of which is in stores on DVD Tuesday.   

TVGuide.com: What was it like working on Family Matters?
Jaleel White: It was an amazing experience. I learned physical comedy to a degree that most child actors never will. I really just became a student of it — became obsessed with it to be quite honest. I was fortunate to work with ...

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Is James Gandolfini Returning to HBO?

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James Gandolfini is producing a comedy that may bring the Sopranos star back to HBO, Variety reports.

The 48-year-old three-time Emmy winner is considering starring in the channel's planned adaptation of the French-Canadian series... read more

James Gandolfini Takes Another Whack at Marriage

Deborah Lin and James Gandolfini by Brian Ach/WireImage.com

Woke up this morning... got myself a bride.Sopranos star James Gandolfini tied the knot with former model Deborah Lin on Saturday, in the bride's hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii, says People. It is Gandolfini's second marriage.The couple, who have been dating for a little over a year-and-a-half and engaged since late last year, reportedly exchanged their vows in an intimate ceremony held at the Central Union Church. Gandolfini's 8-year-old son, Michael (from his first marriage), served as best man. — Matt Mitovich read more

Gandolfini Sheds Tony Soprano's Threads for Charity

James Gandolfini courtesy HBO

The Sopranos' patriarch may have had a debatable moral compass, but his real-life portrayer, James Gandolfini, knows how to give back. The actor is auctioning off many of his costumes from the HBO show at Christie's June 25 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit that supports soldiers who have been injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some of the items from Tony's wardrobe up for sale will include his monogrammed bathrobe, the blue shirt he wore in the show's opening credits and, for the more macabre among us, his blood-spattered outfit from when he was shot by Uncle Junior. Price tags are estimated to start at $500, says the Reporter, but the robe might fetch up to $1500, while the bloody duds could run closer to $3k. In addition to Gandolfini's costumes, 37 other outfits from fellow Soprano characters will be up for auction, with their proceeds going elsewhere. Gandolfini's benefit sounds like a great idea — but would you shell out the big bucks for a charitable piec... read more

Sopranos' Gandolfini Goes from Mob Boss to Mayor

James Gandolfini by Bobby Bank/WireImage.com

James Gandolfini's moving offices from Jersey to the heart of NYC. In The Taking of Pelham 123, a new film remake, the former Sopranos star will be playing the mayor of New York. His character faces a big crisis when a thug (played by John Travolta) and his posse hold a subway car full of people for ransom. Denzel Washington also stars.Since the close of The Sopranos, Gandolfini's been a busy man, with a number of upcoming films from his production group, Attaboy Films, as well as a starring role in an HBO production to play basketball legend Sonny Vaccaro. Would you take Gandolfini as your mayor? Will it be a tough sell after years of his mobster life? — Anna DimondUse our Online Video Guide to see more of James Gandolfini.Related:• Tony Soprano to Do Some Sexual Healing read more

Tony Soprano to Do Some Sexual Healing

James Gandolfini by Jean Paul Aussenard/WireImage.com

James Gandolfini's going from the mob life to the soul scene in Sexual Healing, an indie pic that will explore the latter part of singer Marvin Gaye's life. The former Soprano will costar alongside Jesse L. Martin, who will play the legendary crooner.Gandolfini's company, Attaboy Films, is producing the project. The screenplay is loosely adapted from the book Trouble Man, which chronicles Gaye's life from when he left Motown records through his European self-exile and relationship with promoter Freddy Cousaert (Gandolfini), who was key to the singer's most popular album, Midnight Love.The announcement comes just days after Gandolfini won a SAG award as Best Male Actor in a Drama Series for his role on The Sopranos. — Anna Dimond read more

Cheers: SAG Sings The Sopranos' Praises

Cast of "The Sopranos" courtesy Michael Caulfield/WireImage.com

Cheers to the Screen Actors Guild Awards for paying proper respect to The Sopranos. True, it would've been exciting if SAG had chosen up-and-comers like Mad Men or Damages, but those shows will have many more years to win prizes. (Fresh blood was rewarded with Tina Fey's and Alec Baldwin's well-deserved comedy wins for 30 Rock.) By honoring James Gandolfini, Edie Falco and the entire mob ensemble, it acknowledged the importance of HBO's landmark drama for one last time. Even after The Sopranos' swan song, SAG didn't fuhgeddaboudit.Check out TVGuide.com's Screen Actors Guild Awards coverage:• Winners & Nominees• Live Blog: Show Recap, Backstage with the Winners and More• Photos of the red carpet's hottest fashions• Exclusive red-carpet videos read more

Fight Club the Musical, and More News Briefs

On director David Fincher's wish list? A Broadway adaptation of Fight Club come 2009. "One of the things I want at the 10-year anniversary is to do Fight Club as a musical," he tells MTV.com. "I love the idea of that".... Morgan Spurlock (30 Days, Super Size Me) has inked a two-year deal with Fox Television Studios to develop scripted and unscripted programming — once the strike is over, that is.... James Gandolfini and girlfriend Deborah Lin got engaged over the holidays, says People.... MTV's Making the Band 4 Season 2 premieres Jan. 28 at 10 pm/ET. read more

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